First things first: Why are we even talking about the first lady’s wardrobe? We’d assume that was sexist, but some progressives just couldn’t let it go when Melania Trump made an appearance at the White House with hero dog Conan Monday afternoon.
Joan Walsh, who found the who affair “terrifying,” thought that the first lady’s coat was “slightly macabre,” although she did acknowledge that “others may find it lovely.” Now we’re just waiting for the White House to unveil this year’s Christmas decorations, after last year’s hallway of red trees inspired at least four different pieces criticizing it in the Washington Post.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway sent out a notice to the press that it’s OK to say that Melania Trump looks good.
I get a huge kick out of how Melania looks amazing 100% of the time and the same press that "slay queen!"ed every time former First Lady Michelle Obama wore clothes is so muted about it (at best!). Like, it's ok to notice she's beautiful and dresses extremely well. pic.twitter.com/ywJaLr50SU
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 25, 2019
We’re old enough to remember just a couple of weeks after the election when designers who hadn’t even been asked to design clothing for Trump were preemptively refusing to. Still, it looks like she’s survived the fashion boycott just fine.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) November 25, 2019
From the New York Post in September:
Over the course of the next six months, Eve noticed how little coverage first lady Melania Trump was garnering for her work in the White House. So she started a matching account called “AlwaysMelania.” Today the Ivanka and Melania accounts have 125,000 and 240,000 followers, respectively, and are among the most popular accounts of their kind. The largest fan account for Melania, “MelaniaTrump.style,” is devoted to her fashion choices and boasts over 292,000 followers.
One would think running such a large and influential Instagram account would be a point of pride for a teenager. But because of the feverish anti-Trump atmosphere, Eve doesn’t feel comfortable telling friends at school about her activities or even letting me use her last name in this piece. She told me: “With the current political climate, I prefer erring on the side of caution.”
Great job, Resistance.
Remember when all of those supposed designers said they wouldn't provide clothes for Melania? Imagine how inconsequential they must feel (are). She'd look stunning if she shopped at K-Mart.
— John (@gpgob) November 25, 2019
All I can think of when they can't say something about Melania. pic.twitter.com/D1q8jmGj3g
— James Hicks ???? (@Jhic709365) November 25, 2019
She's stunning and looked great today receiving the White House tree. She always dresses beautifully. The fact that the media and magazines don't recognize this (when they drooled over former First Lady Michelle Obama) speaks more abut them than Melania. She's a rock star!
— Susan (@SusanJCornish) November 25, 2019
The Left loves to honor ugly, it's what's in fashion these days for progressives. When they are faced with real beauty they are disgustingly jealous and petty. Melania is close to being perfect and they can't wrap their minds around that.
— Dana (@sparkey909w) November 25, 2019
She seems to be as beautiful and kind on the inside as well! The way she “high-fived” the young man at the Christmas tree delivery! So nice!
— Betty Howell ?? (@MacBetty) November 25, 2019
It's clear envy and jealousy.
— Steve (@StevePratico) November 25, 2019
Sometimes it's what the media doesn't report on that shows how bias they actually are. This is a prime example
— Lisa B (@Lisabcajunlady) November 25, 2019
True, Mollie, however we don’t need the jealous press to tell us how fantastic she looks.Any one can see that. She puts most recent past First Ladies to shame in the fashion department.The press will never admit it and go to their graves with disdain for her.
— Puddin’ (@wallacemimi) November 25, 2019
Agree —love her coat –beautiful lady.
— Linda Casey (@ladybuttons1) November 25, 2019
Best dressed First Lady ever.
— Rita Sullivan (@RitaSullivan6) November 25, 2019
I don't get a "kick" out of it. To me, it's among the worst manifestations of the "we hate Trump" syndrome that's infected our nation's media. The fact that Melania married him, stays with him, and supports him as his wife and First Lady is unfathomable to them.
— Steve Parks (@Ipaddlecanoe) November 25, 2019
Funny that you tweeted that. I said the exact same thing to my co-worker. She has beauty, grace and elegance yet she is ignored or ridiculed because the media and Hollywood hate her husband.
— Allen (@AllenPneuma19) November 25, 2019
If Melania was a Democrat, she would be on the cover of every fashion magazine.
— Jim Reif (@reif_james) November 25, 2019
She's gorgeous, I love that jacket!
— Rhonda Koenig (@Rhondako) November 25, 2019
It's amazing how they are so blinded by TDS they're missing this amazing opportunity.
— Christopher pruitt (@Cgp1976) November 25, 2019
I'm not even into fashion and Melania constantly makes me take notice. She's gorgeous and has wonderful style.
— Mary Dudasik (@MaryDudasik1) November 25, 2019
Have seen the British press recognize her as “stunning” a couple of times but otherwise the American press are haters. No mind. She is incredibly beautiful & graceful! ? #FirstLadyMelaniaTrump
— ✨Monica (@LifeLibertyPax) November 25, 2019
It's the reason that I rely on the British press for news than the American press. Outside of the New York Post, I rely on foreign publications for their reports about everything and anything.
— Leslie Eastman (@Mutnodjmet) November 25, 2019
Jealousy. End of story.
— Mark Wilson (@bsstallion) November 25, 2019
She’s just gorgeous every single time.
— Carolewithane (@Carolewithane13) November 25, 2019
Mollie is 100% correct on this one. Our First Lady looks stunning today (and always, really) but there will be no lauds from the media due to TDS.
— KGK (@katieatl) November 25, 2019
So true! Remember the early days when the liberal designers were refusing to “dress” her? And we were supposed to be so concerned about that? I knew then it was a joke & the beautiful @FLOTUS proves it every time she steps out the door!
— Nancy Eardley (@nancylees) November 25, 2019
What about those self important designers who refused to dress Melania, even though she never asked them to?
— Vinny (@VinnyTheChins) November 25, 2019
Seriously – where can I get that jacket? ?
— evelynkm (@evelynkm) November 25, 2019
I recall HRC wearing a similar, in style, coat, but on her it looked like she was wearing a persian rug. The First lady always looks lovely.
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) November 25, 2019
I'd have gone with "vacuum cleaner bag," but "persian rug" works, too.
— Marcus Redd (@guyindelco) November 25, 2019
— J.R.S (@_JRS79) November 25, 2019
I really want to dislike her because I am 100% jealous of her beauty, but she’s so darn likable. With the exception of Barbara Bush, who looks like my favorite grandma, Melania is my favorite first lady.
— Hatshepsut28 (@hatshetsut28) November 25, 2019
The First Lady is not only beautiful and always stunningly dressed but seems be be a very gracious and kind person who is genuinely interested in the people she meets!
— Brian R Mitchell (@brianrmitchell4) November 25, 2019
Remember earlier this month when medical professionals at Boston Medical Center held a protest because Melania Trump had stopped by to spotlight the hospital’s cuddle program for babies born addicted to drugs or alcohol?
The press think she looks amazing just like the press have been going to @ChickfilA under cover of darkness all along.
— Tina Smyth (@TinaSmyth9) November 25, 2019
I earlier noted that press downplay the beauty and fashion sense of Melania, even though they "slay queen!"ed former First Lady Michelle Obama whenever she wore clothes. But as tweets like this indicate, the problem is so much worse, and so much more deranged. YIKES. https://t.co/lWlDT4HQES
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 25, 2019
Stop, in the name of tolerance! Designer pre-emptively refuses to dress Melania Trump https://t.co/OnC8iprsAE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 18, 2016